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Inglewood: Victor Rosales, 25

October 19, 2009 |  3:31 pm

The location where Victor Rosales was shot. Victor Rosales, a 25-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the 3900 block of West 112th Street in Inglewood, authorities said.

Witnesses told Inglewood police detectives that Rosales was sitting in his parked car when two people approached him and shot him, according to a police statement. 

Though the statement said authorities initially believed that robbery was the motive in the killing, Detective Kevin Lane said they were still investigating other possibilities. Lane said Rosales was affiliated with a gang. The criminal complaint filed against his alleged killers charges that they had planned the killing and lay in wait for Rosales.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Rosales was shot while sitting in the passenger's side of the car. The driver took him to a friend's house and called 911, Winter said.

Rosales was shot at about 2:35 p.m. He was later taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:27 p.m. 

Two people have been charged with killing Rosales: Jorge Gonzales, a 36-year-old Latino, and Erica Estrada, a 24-year-old Latina. They are scheduled to be arraigned at Inglewood Municipal Court on Oct. 28.

-- Anthony Pesce


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Map: The location where Victor Rosales was shot. Credit: Google Maps